Moore Public Schools & Digital Citizenship
#ThinkTwice - Your Digital Footprint MattersGiven the ever increasing role of technology in students’ lives combined with our District's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and upcoming 1:1 initiative, it is important to make sure students understand the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. Our team of Technology Integration Specialists work with teachers and administrators with the aim of modeling proper digital citizenship in and out of the classroom.In order to help MPS students think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in the digital world, we have assembled resources for teachers to share with students beginning in the early elementary grades through seniors in high school. These resources are available to teachers, parents, and the community. While the District and teachers strive to educate students to become solid digital citizens, we realize the power of parents and the community. So, feel free to browse the resources on these pages and other Instructional Technology tabs to help support MPS’s efforts to create a more knowledgeable community of technology users.
Using Common Sense Education resources, Moore Public School administrators, media specialists, counselors, and teachers will help students understand what it means to become a proper digital citizen. Beginning with kindergarten students, our Media Specialists will present two lessons each academic year designed to teach media balance and well-being; privacy and security; relationships and communication; cyberbullying, and digital drama; digital footprint and identity; or news and media literacy. These topics each play an important role in our District's focus on Digital Safety, Digital Social Interaction, Cyberbullying Awareness and Response, and Evaluating Digital Information. Below are a few examples of lessons that could be taught for each grade level.
Grade Digital Citizenship Lesson Concept Taught Kindergarten Pause for People Media Balance & Well-Being 1st Grade Internet Traffic Light Privacy & Security 2nd Grade Digital Trails Digital Footprint & Identity 3rd Grade Our Digital Citizenship Pledge Relationships & Communication 4th Grade Our Online Tracks Digital Footprint & Identity 5th Grade Is It Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, & Hate Speech 6th Grade Chatting Safely Online Relationships & Communication 7th Grade Big, Big Data Privacy & Security 8th Grade Social Media & Digital Footprints: Our Responsibilities Digital Footprint & Identity 9th Grade Chatting & Red Flags Relationships & Communication 10th Grade Countering Hate Speech Online Cyberbullying, Digital Drama, & Hate Speech 11th Grade Clicks for Cash News & Media Literacy 12th Grade We Are Civil Communicators Relationships & CommunicationAdministrators, Media Specialists, Counselors, and Teachers:There are several lessons for each grade level in Common Sense Education's Scope & Sequence. It is required that Media Specialists teach at least one Digital Citizenship lesson per semester -- the list above are examples of lessons that can be used, and Media Specialists may choose lesson(s) from Common Sense Education's curriculum or create lessons. Lessons need to meet the FCC's Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements of "educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response". We highly encourage multiple lessons to be taught each year, so work with your fellow teachers to plan and collaborate to present digital citizenship units. Please encourage teachers to use resources available from Common Sense and other sources, such as posters and family engagement activities to reinforce digital citizenship principles in the classrooms and at home. As always, model proper digital citizenship in and out of the classroom!
Parents & Community:There is a wealth of information on how you can help promote students to think critically in our digital world. Below you will find links to resources from endorsed organizations and sites that will help students to understand what it means to be a responsible digital citizen outside of school as well.Internet Safety (Common Sense Media) - This page offers links to articles and videos that deal with Internet Safety.State Department of Education - Internet SafetyCyberbullying (Common Sense Media)